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WaveMaker: Helping Enterprises Accelerate Modernization

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

It’s no secret that enterprise organizations must modernize their technology stacks in order to adapt to customer expectations and successfully execute their digital transformation efforts. But it’s also no secret that this modernization is easier said than done. The modern enterprise technology stack is excruciatingly complex and is often an architecture built layer-upon-layer — with the base layers years or decades old. This complex mix of new demands and legacy technical debt make modernization simultaneously mission critical and extremely challenging.

Successfully tackling modernization, according to low-code platform company WaveMaker, requires a holistic approach that addresses the entire technology stack including applications, infrastructure, and business processes. Moreover, the company believes that enterprise organizations find themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place: needing to move immediately and rapidly, but lacking the resources and capabilities to do so.

In response, the company designed its low-code platform to specifically address the enterprise modernization process and then couples it with a set of professional services to help its clients rapidly redevelop critical applications and create the new applications they need to fulfill their digital transformation strategy — deploying them wherever they are needed.

Most importantly, the company built its platform using open source technologies and frameworks and has built functionality that allows its clients to port applications built on its platform directly to their native open source environments and then re-import them into its platform at a later time (something the company calls ‘round tripping’). The result is a highly flexible environment that enables enterprise organizations to take advantage of the company’s visual, rapid application development environment without fear of lock-in or limiting their deployment and runtime options.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.